Part of O17, Opera Philadelphia's inaugural fall festival
Exclusive East Coast Appearance
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder
Performed in German with English supertitles
A blissful operatic experiment
In Mozart's masterful comedy about love, truth, and the pursuit of enlightenment, prince Tamino sets off to rescue Pamina, the beautiful daughter of the Queen of the Night, from the mysterious Sarastro. But with the help of the birdcatcher Papageno and three Spirits as their guide, Tamino discovers an even bigger adventure, and is united with his love along the way. Celebrated co-directors Barrie Kosky and Suzanne Andrade present The Magic Flute in a playfully subversive, crowd-pleasing production that evokes a meeting between 1920s silent movies and David Lynch, with the singers performing amidst fanciful animated projections. Created by the British theatre group 1927, the LA Times calls this Magic Flute “a stunning live-action cartoon. It is fun for the whole family.”
Friday, September 15 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 17 at 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 20 at 8:00 p.m.
Friday, September 22 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 24 at 2:30 p.m.
Production from Komische Oper Berlin. Co-produced by LA Opera and Minnesota Opera.